Server Assembly

Getting ready

After unpacking server box, make sure you have received rails, cable arm, power supply, documentation and obviously server itself

We wanted to host all these servers on single rack. So first step would be rail assembly. Refer to 2U Quick Deploy Rail System Installation Instructions starting with Installing the Product into a rack. One thing that we noticed strange is, following note in the documentation :

IMPORTANT: You must provide screws to secure the rails in a threaded-hole rack.

So after paying so much for server, we have to struggle for one hour to get the right screws to fix the rails to rack! Anyways precaution need to be taken while sliding Server into rail.

Once server is hosted into rack, install the cable management arm to rear of the Server. We are hinge the cable arm on rear left side. But if you prefer to do put it on rear right side, you need to follow the Converting the Cable Management Arm Swing steps first. Make sure you heard the sound that confirms that arm has been fitted on to rails.

Second step is attaching the power cord and network cables. There are two NIC cards and as a general rule we are using the NIC Card which is numbered 1. This is important to remember as we need this NIC card mac address later for OS installation using PXE Boot. Also we need to attach one network cable into ILO Power which helps in Remote Server Management which is a very cool feaure!

In case of Power cords, first install the Power cord anchors as per the documentation. Power cords that came with box are extension cords. Since plugs are very close by, we decided to use the direct power cables available in the lab!

Make sure power cords, network cables everything is passed through cable arm before they are put into plugs or network ports. This makes sure that nothing is broken if for some reason you have to pull the server upfront.

Repeat the steps five more times and you are done for the day!

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